In occupied Kashmir, veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, paying homage to the martyrs of Jammu, has urged the Kashmiri people to carry on the struggle for right to self-determination. According to Kashmir Media Service, Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the human tragedy of November 1947 demanded that the Kashmiris should highlight the forgotten and painful chapters of their history and make the world aware that roots of the Kashmir dispute were linked with the partition of Indian subcontinent. "Had the Britishers and India acted according to the principles of justice and equity, lakhs of Kashmiris would not have been killed so far nor would lakhs of them have taken recourse to migration?" he said. The veteran leader maintained that the former prime ministers of India like Jawahir Lal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shahstri and Indra Gandhi tried their best to bury the Kashmir issue but the history was witness to the fact that they miserably failed to do so. He pointed out that the unresolved Kashmir dispute posed a great threat to the world peace and the loss of human life and property in South Asia would continue till its final settlement. He expressed happiness over the release of senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and strongly condemned the assault on him in Jammu by the Hindu extremists during a press conference.